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Over 20 ales on menu for Wivenhoe’s Easter Beer Festival
The Black Buoy, Wivenhoe, is set to hold its first ever beer festival during Easter weekend from Thursday evening, 17th through to Sunday afternoon, 20th April. ‘FeasterVAL!’ marks the first major event since the free house pub was purchased and re-launched by a group of local residents back in November 2013. ‘Since our doors opened we’ve been delighted by the enthusiastic support from locals and visitors alike’, says pub manager, Barbara Connelly. ‘We’ve held some really successful events, like Burn’s Night and 6 Nations Rugby and our monthly Open-Mic sessions are attracting a growing and talented crowd. But our priority is to serve excellent real ales. FeasterVAL! will be a celebration of everything the Black Buoy free house stands for.’ FeasterVAL! will have its focus in a brand new beer garden and beer shed. Top notch, locally sourced bangers and burgers will be on sale to soak up the beer in addition to the excellent pub food menu that the Black Buoy has become known for. There will also be live music and FeasterVAL! eggs for the kids. Trains run regularly to Wivenhoe Station which is a 5 minute walk from the Black Buoy. Pub shareholder John Moores, leads the Beer Committee: ‘We’ve sourced well over 20 real ales from local and regional producers. It’s amazing how much quality beer is out there and the selection process has been tough! A number of Essex breweries, including Colchester Brewery, Mighty Oak, Mill Green and Red Fox are amongst those who will be making sure there is something for everybody, from porters to light ales. We’ll also have some interesting new ciders and, if it’s bottled beers you prefer, we’ll have some novel brands to try out as well as our usual favourites. CAMRA members will get a special FeasterVAL! 10% discount on beer. But you don’t have to be a beer expert to join in, staff and volunteers will be on hand to help and our sampling glasses will allow you to try just a third of a pint.’
For the full beer menu as it is confirmed and for further information on FeasterVAL! go to www.blackbuoy.co.uk/events Twitter: @blackbuoypub Facebook: The-Black-Buoy
Wivenhoe Rocks Saturday 3rd May William Loveless Hall 7.30pm
Band Story Featuring ex Iron Maiden guitarist Dennis Stratton
Support from local band Russian Standard
Tickets £5.75p available from Wivenhoe Town Council Offices, Wivenhoe Bookshop and the High Steet Post Office
Annual Shanty night at the Brightlinsea Colne Yacht Club
Saturday 10th May 7.30pm - 11pm
Tickets £12.50p available from the Sail Loft, Spirals, and Brian House
Newsagents or by telephoning 01206 304663
Monday Nights 9-11pm Altitude with Modal Roberts
Modal will be featuring
-Personal choice of music from "off the beaten track"
-Including unreleased music from local bands/artists
-Talking with guests from the local art & music scene and hearing examples of their audio work
-Also giving information about events etc relating to local arts activity.
Saturday Night 6-7pm
Ultimate Floorfillers with Kev Woods
Carl and Oliver extending their show from 4-6pm Saturday afternoons and renaming their show
Its Saturday with Carl and Oliver
Loxely's Corner Rewind
You can hear Loxely's Monday show repeated Saturday 7-9pm
Thursday 6-8pm The Back Room is back. This week with Rob Perfect then the following weeks with Dave Malone
Lyn Pendle's April Food Bites
Fridays at 11am and available on listen againGo to her web page under Presenters Lyn Pendle for her April recipes and Chef recipes.
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